Professional NBA small-time striker Anthony Brown began playing basketball while still at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, California, where he averaged 14.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a junior to win the MVP title.
After high school, Brown played college basketball at Stanford from 2010 to 2015. His NBA career began in 2015 after he was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as 34th overall. In addition to the Lakers, he previously played for the NBA Development League’s Erie BayHawks, the New Orleans Pelicans, the Orlando Magic, the Minnesota Timberwolves/Iowa Wolves, and currently the Philadelphia 76ers.
Anthony Brown’s Biography
He was born on October 10, 1992, in Bellflower, California as Anthony LeJohn Brown after Quentin and Raquel Brown, but grew up in Fountain Valley. Anthony attended Ocean View High School, Huntington Beach, California, and graduated in 2010.
He began his basketball career as a high school student and was so good at the game that he won several awards such as the CIF Southern Section League MVP. The boy also won the All-State pick three times.
Scout.com considered him a four-star recruit and also placed him in 41st place in the country’s top players overall and 7th place for the little striker. After high school, he played for Stanford Cardinal from 2010 to 2015.
Although his college career was plagued by many injuries that prevented him from playing, Anthony Brown still had a very solid career at Stanford, finishing with an average of 10.8 points, 1.6 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game. He led the team in assists. As a senior, he earned the All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and was also a candidate for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year award.
Brown began his NBA career in 2015 after the Los Angeles Lakers voted him 34th overall in the NBA draft. His first game with the team was against the Sacramento Kings, where he scored 5 points from the bench.
In his first year with the Lakers, he was often sent to the D-League subsidiary Los Angeles D-Fenders. In October 2016, the Lakers gave up on him. About a week later, he was selected by the Erie BayHawks to be first in the overall ranking of the 2016 NBA Development League Draft.
He played only three games for the team before signing a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. He played 9 games for the Pelicans, averaging 3.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. He returned to Erie on December 12, 2016. In January 2017 he signed a 10-day contract with the Orlando Magic and returned to the Erie BayHawks at the end of the 10 days.
In the same year, he was appointed to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team for the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game. In August 2017 he signed a two-way contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves to split his time between the team and their G-League partner (Iowa Wolves). He was the first player in the history of the franchise to sign such a contract. In August 2018 he signed a new contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.
How Much is His Salary?
According to spotrac.com, Anthony Brown’s deal with the 76ers is worth $1,567,007 with an annual salary of $1,567,007. Thus, his base salary for the 2018/19 season is $1,567,007.
Height, Weight, and Other Facts
The talented player stands at a height of 2.01 m (6 ft 6 in) and weighs 102 kg (224 lb).
Brown was a member of the U.S. basketball team that represented the country at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship. The team finished 5th with a 7-2 record.
Anthony graduated in May 2014 with a degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Media Studies, both from Stanford University.
His father Quentin Brown introduced him to the game at a young age. The older Brown was 1977 CIF Player of the Year in the Central Valley. He played for UC Irvine from 1977-81. Quentin was a coach at Los Alamitos but is currently the director of the Renaissance High School for the Arts in Long Beach, California.
His mother Raquel has been a big fan of the Lakers since the 1980s. She is a graduate of USC and UCLA Business School.
Coach Jim Harris had a great influence on Anthony Brown. Unfortunately, he died during Brown’s second year at Standford, and to honor him, Anthony had a note written on his shoes for his former coach.